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Waist Width: 97
The TX97 is the second-widest ski in KÃ¤stle's Tour series, with a 97 mm waist. It's slightly more designed for powder and other off-piste terrain than some of the other skis in the series, thanks to its dimensions and Early Rise Tip that's designed to lift up and over varied conditions. It's also slightly heavier than some of the others, with a 1510 - 1700 g weight range. If you tend to run into fresh snow when you go out touring but still want something relatively versatile, this is one of KÃ¤stle's best offerings for you. For something similar but skinnier and lighter, check out the TX87, TX82, and TX77. And for something similar but wider and slightly heavier, check out the TX107. KÃ¤stle's Tour series focuses on the increasingly popular ski touring scene. The series includes five different skis with weights ranging from 1220 - 1790 g, radii ranging from 14 - 26 m, and waists ranging from 77 - 107 mm. Karuba Woodcore is designed for stability while maintaining a lightweight profile. Standard Camber profile is intended for race-like turns no matter what terrain you're on. Hook Free Shovel and Hook Free Tail technologies move the ski's widest points slightly inwards from the tip and tail, designed for better turn initiation and decreased hooking. Hollowtech technology hollows out the ski's tip, lightening the load and designed to further decrease chatter and other vibrations in the ski. KÃ¤stle, based in Hohenems, Austria, was founded in 1924. Its U.S. headquarters are in Vail, Colorado.